Matt Peldzus '12


My name is Matt Peldzus and I graduated from UNC with a Geography and G.I.S. degree in 2012. I work for a company called AlsoEnergy out of Boulder. We customize and manufacture ways to measure solar energy using cloud technology. It's a fairly small company but almost doubling in size and profit each year. In 2009, AlsoEnergy introduced PowerTrack™, a cloud-based software platform for monitoring renewable energy system performance. Our company monitors 1,500 solar power project sites in the United States, Canada, Korea, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Slovakia, France, UAE, Australia, Spain and Greece. This is a photo from 2009 when I joined Dr. Barton’s field course to Peru.


Ben Rude '11


I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with my Geography degree and teaching license in December, 2011. After a semester of substitute teaching and coaching track in the Thompson School District, I accepted my first full-time position at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs. I am entering my second year at LHS and will be teaching World Regional Geography, World History and Geography, and Honors Civics. I feel like the Geography Department at UNC did an exceptional job in preparing me to instruct these courses. When I’m not busy teaching, I coach football at Liberty and am working towards a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, also through UNC. My interests outside of school include backpacking, hiking, and running.

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